Weiner 'can't say' if more photos exist
April 24th, 2013
05:55 PM ET
8 years ago

Weiner 'can't say' if more photos exist

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner, looking to re-enter politics after resigning in shame after a sexting scandal, couldn't say for sure Wednesday whether more lewd photos of him are poised to be released.

The former New York congressman said the sexting scandal was behind him.

"I'm not going to participate in that anymore," he told RNN Television. "If reporters want to go and try to find more, I can't say they're not going to be able to find another picture, find another person who may want to come out on their own. But I'm not going to contribute to that. The basics of the story are not going to change. It's behind me. It was a huge mistake."

That mistake came to light in 2011, when he admitted to sending lewd photos of himself to women he befriended on Facebook and Twitter. At first he hedged on whether the photos were of him, including in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

"It certainly doesn't look familiar to me, but I don't want to say with certitude to you something that I don't know to be the certain truth," Weiner said at the time.

After more reports of online exchanges with other women surfaced, fellow Democrats encouraged Weiner to resign, which he ultimately did after confessing to the indiscretions.

In Wednesday's interview, Weiner revealed he's never met the women involved in his scandal in person.

"I can tell you, I've never met the women that were on the other end of these anonymous conversations," Weiner said, adding many of the women "had their lives turned upside down."

In an interview earlier this month, Weiner confirmed he's considering a bid for New York City mayor, and this week launched a new Twitter account.

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. PJ

    Weiner, don't put your family through more embarrassment. You have a loving wife and a precious child. Let them
    live in peace and quit thinking about yourself.
    Get a good job, somewhere out of the public forum, and be glad you have a family that stuck by you the first time.
    If more is to come, remember, they can only take so much.
    Just a thought.

    April 24, 2013 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. California

    A. Weiner EXPOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha ha ha

    April 24, 2013 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  3. California

    What a Richard

    April 24, 2013 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  4. The Elephant in the Room

    Slow news day? This is old. I have ZERO interest in attempts to revictimize the man and his wife over the past. Even if different picures to a different person were to surface. At some point these "news organizations" deserve our scorn for salaciousness. We are at that point now.

    April 24, 2013 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  5. lisa s n.j.

    Mr. Weiner maybe you should make sure you know what photographs are out there before you run for Mayor of NYC.

    April 24, 2013 06:42 pm at 6:42 pm |
  6. Larry L

    I have trouble understanding why we waste time with politicians like Weiner, Sanford, Gingrich, and others who've demonstrated they're either dishonest, disloyal, kinky, or just plain stupid. We have about 325 million people in the U.S. Can't we find leaders who don't need forgiveness?

    April 24, 2013 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  7. Pander Bear

    Just go away.

    April 24, 2013 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  8. sgreco

    Big deal. Most people do it. They're just hypocrites and point fingers at others for doing the same thing they do. I don't care about his personal life or his sex life -just that he does his job and he's always done it well.

    April 24, 2013 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. GOP = Greed Over People

    Who cares?

    If a con can win the GOP primary and make a run at the general election, after actually launching his pocket rocket in a foreign land, after funding with state taxpayer's money, then a Dem can run for anything, since he just took photos of his pocket rocket ready to launch, and at his own expense!

    April 24, 2013 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  10. ascpgh

    Weiner really has no control over the whereabouts of his weiner's images? just who we need in a fiduciary, public trust role.

    April 24, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  11. Data Driven

    Love ya, brother, but if you're not sure, you better not run.

    April 24, 2013 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  12. anonymous

    Democrat Party finest right there people. Can't tell you how many lewd pictures of him are out there. Honestly Weiner, get a real job and give up politics. If you are the best the Democrats can offer up for public office, then the party needs to have their head examined.

    April 24, 2013 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  13. Steve- Illinois

    Anyone who thinks this numbskull is fit for public service, deserves what they get.

    April 24, 2013 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  14. ThinkAgain

    I loved Weiner's willingness to take on the Repubs, but as a Democrat, I think he should just slink back to the rock from under which he crawled ...

    April 24, 2013 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  15. Thomas

    That mistake came to light in 2011, when Anthony Weiner admitted to sending lewd photos of himself to women he befriended on Facebook and Twitter. At first he hedged on whether the photos were of him. Next he said his account had been hacked .

    He was caught , he lied . There is no place for him in politics. To make mistakes is human , and forgiveness is understanding we are human . However , anybody holding public office , president of mayor should be held accountable for lack of responsible behavior .

    He had his chance , let somebody else have there's.
    I wish he and his family all the best .

    April 25, 2013 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  16. andi lee

    I would like to raise his bid, and humbly approach the Office of Accountability, for an investigation of his actions as a public servant and recipient of taxpayor welfare, to find justly, if he is fit, for any public office in America.

    April 25, 2013 03:23 am at 3:23 am |